No. 1 - Tucson

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No. 1 - Tucson

Zip: 85755
Cost of living index: 109.44
Sunny days: 284
2010 housing forecast: 0%

Tucson, home of the University of Arizona, is a scenic, affordable place to retire. It is surrounded by mountains and the dry beauty of the Sonoran desert. It has its own airport, just six miles from downtown Tucson, more than 100 parks, a good public transportation system, and plenty of public and private golf courses. The university and University Medical Center are among of the state's largest employers.